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states military. the pentagon will let women serve in hundreds of thousands of combat jobs. lots of women know all too well you don't have to go to the front lines to end up in combat. we'll get reaction from some of our men and women in uniform. plus word of a secret meeting about chandra levy. she's the former capitol hill intern who disappeared back in 2001 and her father says he's worried about what this new meeting might mean for her convicted killer. the new murder mystery from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report >> shepard: the enemy's bullet don't discriminate by gend examiner soon no longer will the u.s. military. panetta and the joint chief chairman announced they were lifting the ban on women in combat, one that stood since 1994. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> shepard: of course, women have been fighting and dying for this country for years. as battlefield lines have blurred, more women have found she was in the middle of the action. in fact, in afghanistan and iraq alone, nearly is thousa
.  >>> pentagon chief panetta makes it official opening combat positions to women. they should have to meet the same standard as men. panetta says the qualifications for women will not be lowered and spoke of the increased opportunity for female warriors. >> as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> some roles in the special forces like navy seals and the army's delta force may take longer to open up. defense officials say military chiefs have until may 15th to report on their implementation plans. >>> u.s. schools are bracing for sweeping changes. education department says students with disabilities deserve a fair shot to play on traditional sports team. today officials will issue a directive telling schools must provide equal and alternative options. >>> hello, there. >> how are you? >> good, how are you? snow is on the way, not perfect with the afternoon commute. >> similar to yesterday? >> i think sort of a repeat performance. an inch. few spots will do a little better than that.
at operating in combat and killing the enemy. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with the news. why did military leaders say this had to happen now? >> essentially because women are already in combat. chairman of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey said he realized when he got into his armored vehicle in baghdad in 2003. >> and i slapped a gunner on the wagon and she leaned down and said, i'm amanda, okay, so a female turret gunner protecting the commander and times have changed and something to do about it. and life as we know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> reporter: secretary panetta said that his eyes were opened when he was over at the cia and realized half of the intelligence force over there were women and he talked to the joint chiefs when he came over here to serve as defense secretary about what changes could be made, shep. >> shepard: jen, what are we hearing from women in the military? >> most have accepted this and are excited about it. what they've explained to us, this wil
happening on the ground. bill: jennifer griffin is on the front line of the pentagon every day. what will this change, if anything, for women in the military, jennifer? >> reporter: essentially, bill, this will open 230,000 positions that have previously been that woman in the military had not had access to. it will open the positions in the army and marines in particular because those are the front line infantry troops. secretary panetta plans to make the announcement later today. he will officially lift the ban that has been in place since 199 on women serving in the front lines. again this will be thousands of positions that women had previously been denied access to. the service chiefs have until january 2016 to seek exceptions to certain units. some of the special operations units for instance. women who have been affected by the ban say they were denied promotions as a result of the discriminatory policy over the years, bill. bill: jennifer, women have for some time have contributed to mightily to the war on terror. they drive tanks. they knife airplanes in the air force. a lot
and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood, but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. my father's work under presidents boat democrat and republican, took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey that brought home the sacrificed and the commitment the men and women of the foreign service make every day on behalf of america. >> in marked contrast to yesterday when a fiery clinton faced her critics on the hill, senator clinton or secretary clinton was side by side with senator mccain to introduce kerry as the best choice to follow in her footsteps. >> he's a determined and effective representative of the united
the rocketer which is referring to the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat roles. coming up on this edition of "the washington journal," we will be talking with kayla williams about the decision to lift the ban on combat roles. later we will take a look at the best and worst bosses on capitol hill. we will be right back after this break. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> if we turned away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> it is a bully pulpit and you have to take advantage of it. >> obesity is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> a zero antennas come up and tell me when somebody has their own agenda. >> it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is the only one he can trust. >> many women who were first ladies, a lot of them were riders. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings tha
and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no word on if it will appeal. she was found guilty of murdering her2-year-old daughter but found guilty of lying to -- i'm sorry, not guilty of murdering her daughter but guilty of lying to police. now casey anthony
to bring it here on c-span but the hearing went late. under way at the pentagon, a briefing with general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs and leon panetta, the defense secretary, announcing a change, the lifting of the ban of the use of women in combat. let's get back to the focus of the phone calls here on c-span. biggest foreign policy challenge for the next four years. democratic caller in florida. caller: i have been watching the program all morning and i see the biggest foreign policy challenge in the next four years is not so much one that takes us out of the country as it is bringing democrats and republicans together to do what's best for our country in regards to foreign policy. that's where i see the biggest challenge in the next four years is bringing those two parties together so we can all be safe and enjoy the freedoms that we have today. host: do you think it makes it easier for that to happen with the president appointing someone like john kerry? caller: i think john kerry is a prime example of how we can probably get that done just because of his nature of br
center at the pentagon and the c.i.a. operations center. having works as an officer at the center i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of american citizens overseas is passed to other agencies mentioned above. if it is a significant message concerning american interests that is received it is the watch officers job to ensure the other agencies are informed." he goes on "there are many questions that need to be answered." i would like to present the questions. first, what was going on at the ops center of the state department in washington, dc, while our consulate was under attack if seven hours? >> we can certainly give you greater center but it is, as you have describeed, the place where communications go in and out. they were placing calls and receiving calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own but to help us acquire information so we could respond in real time. >> seven hours? there should have been a response. why the delay if laboring it as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was? >> again, i would say,
at the pentagon and the cia's op center. having worked as a watch officer, i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of american citizens overseas is passed to other agencies mentioned above. if it's of significant message concerning interest received, it is to watch officer job to make sure the other agency are informed. he goes on, there many questions that need to be answered and would like to present them on his behalf. first and foremost, what was going on at the op center in washington while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> they were placing calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own, but it help us acquire information to respond in realtime. >> in seven hours, goodness gracious. there should have been a response. why did the labeling attack as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was. >> again, i would say, congressman, that we described the attack. i described the attack the next morning and the president called it an act of terror. there was as you will find in reading both the unclassif
: the pentagon is drafting new standards for serving in combat units, standards that include rigorous physical and mental conditioning that now both men and women must meet. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> reporter: 200,000 women already serve making up 15% of the military. 152 have died in iraq and afghanistan, but the change is sparking debate among female veterans. >> i threw hand grenades and set clay mines and fired an m- 16. i was ready for it and that was in the early '80s. >> i found that i broke down and had muscle atrophy and weight loss at a much more noticeable rate than my fellow marines. >> reporter: key republicans have endorsed the move to allow women in combat. >> the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that the standards, particularly the physical standards, are met. >> reporter: a statement from president obama read today every american can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, siste
challenging the pentagon policy, and kingsley browne, who wrote "coed combat," a book against women in combat. >>> frightening video. a 1-year-old girl ejected from a car during an icy crash in russia the child laying on the road and a huge semi truck barely misses her. here it is in slow motion. wow. the driver lost control of the suv while trying to pass another car. the child not strapped in, but instead sitting on a shelf under the back windshield. bad idea. the child suffered injuries to her head and face, but luckily is okay. >> look at this. right, the mom comes out and goes and picks the stuff out of the street, doesn't go to the baby, something weird about that video. >> disturbing all the way around there. she was on a shelf in the back. >> something very strange about that story. >> we have lighter news. big news for all "star wars" fans. reports say j.j. abrams will direct "star wars episode seven." it follows "return of the jedi" and will be the first produced by disney, which bought lucas film last year and announced plans for a sequel trilogy. abrams behind the "star trek" rebo
building the pentagon three times, go on 179 round trips to the moon, or build the keystone xl pipeline twice. president obama has won more inaugural event to attend to. that is this morning. the president and vice-president joe biden will be attending a prayer service at the national cathedral. that begins around 9:45. you can watch it on c-span3 or listen to it here on c-span radio. acts at about 10:30. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >[video clip] >> from the start, organized military of always spent a lot of their time fighting a conventional, a regular warfare. those terms don't make a heck of a lot of sense. that's one of the big takeaways that i had from doing six years of reading and research for this book. the way we think about this entire subject is all messed up. we think that somehow conventional warfare is the norm, but the way you want to fight is to have these the conventional armies slugging it out in the open. but the reality is those have always been the exception. think about the more modern world. was the last conventional war that we saw? it
for women serving in the army and the marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. defense secretary leon panetta made it official today. women are already serving - and dying - overseas. many have been drawn into battle because there are often no clear front lines. critics argue women won't be able to meet the physical requirements necessary. but supporters say many of them will find that to be no problem. the new policy will be put into effect over the next three years. and branches can ask for specific exemptions. >> senator john kerry has been answering questions on foreign policy issues. his confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state began today. he says if he's confirmed - he'll be a passionate advocate on the issue of climate change. and says the u-s will do what it must to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. he also came to the defense of hillary clinton today. the outgoing secretary of defense was grilled yesterday on the terror attack on the diplomatic compound >> you basically reassured hillary clinton and let's just move on. >> senator, if
of the united states senate. you can build a pentagon three times in that time frame. it's time that -- to pass a budget out of the united states senate and senator reid should not be paid until it's done. the house has acted responsibly. we have met our deadlines, we have set our priorities, i was part of the house budget committee when we put together budgets that try to get our out-of-control spending under control and rein in our $16 trillion in debt. the sfat has not acted one time in that time frame. it's time to make the hard choices and do the work necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to washington. it's time for senator reid to pass a budget or withhold his paycheck. thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. we'll have order in the chamber, please. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i
brand-new fees are going to affect if you're using your credit card >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [ cheers and applause ] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. [ laughter ] >> brian: that's fantastic. >> gretchen: oh, come on! >> brian: that's great. 28 minutes before the top of the hour. >> gretchen: women could talk their ears off, too, right? that's the other thing. >> brian: that could be good. >> gretchen: for the first time since the president's demand for tougher gun control, he may now be getting his wish. senior white house correspondent wendell goler joins us to explain. has to do with the senators' proposal, right? >> vice president biden, gretchen, who will hold a round table at virginia commonwealth university today, joined by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. and by some experts who worked on the virginia tech massacre in 2007 in which 32 people were killed. it aims to get lawmakers the support california diane
command center at the pentagon and the c.i.a.'s center, having worked at the op center, i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of americans overseas is passed to overal agencies mentioned above. if it's of interest, it is the watch officer's job to make sure these other agencies are informed. he goes on. there are many questions that need to be answered and i'd like to present these questions. first and foremost what was going on while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> well, we can certainly give you greater detail but the op center is as you have described, the place where communications goes in and out. they were placing calls and receiving calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own but to help us acquire information so that we could monday? real time. >> and seven hours, goodness, gracious. there should have been a response. why did the delay in labeling the attack as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was. >> well, again, i would say, congressman that we described the attack. i described t
, there is no sunset on this bill. >> defense secretary leon panetta announced that the pentagon is ending the ban on women serving in combat. that is next on c-span. then, remarks from bobby jindal at the republican national committee last night. washingtonning's journal, we talk with bill kristol of the weekly standard. washington journal starts at 7:00 east anern. the emancipation proclamation was issued 150 years ago. today, a discussion on race and president obama's term. hosted by the new america foundation and the washington monthly magazine. live coverage is at 10:00 a.m. eastern. later, live coverage of the republican national committee winter meeting. our coverage begins at 1:00 pm eastern. >> one of the key themes for any exhibition on the civil war is abolition and emancipation. we are fortunate that those men came of age when they did. they make issues around the emancipation and abolition issues around human rights and american freedom on a general non-race specific level. i will go through every piece of information that johnson was in this paper -- picture. if you pay attention to
was coming out of the pentagon. it was clearly unsettled. it looked much worse than we had thought. the first hope was that if we got saddam hussein, that would solve the problem. we made an effort to do that. appeared from from afar. in december, we picked up saddam. it became obvious that, as one of my guys described, a bunch of former miss -- regime guys were not really running the beginning of the resistance, the beginning of the insurgency. zarqawi had started to build a network that took trained people, or iraqi sunnis -- trained people, iraqi sunnis, who had been dislocated from their position in society, sometimes government, sometimes military might and they were terrified of the shia, which was going to be dominant in the future. you had this combination of factors that was fear of the future, frustration against foreign invaders, and then -- not as much religious extremism as sometimes is perceived. it was not really an al qaeda religious movement. it was a political movement, but he got leveraged by some very clever work by people like abu musab al-zarqawi. we were very sure he wa
lines to the white house situation room, the national military command center at the pentagon and the cia's op center. having worked as an officer, i know that any information that indicates a threat overseas is mentioned above. if the message is received, it is the officer's job to make sure that other agencies are informed. i would like to present these questions on his behalf. first and foremost, what was going on at the ops center in the state department while the consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> we can give you greater detail but it is as you described, the place for communications to go in and out. they were placing calls, receiving calls, deeply engaged in trying to help us. they help us require information so we can respond in real time. >> 7 hours, there should have been a response. white the delay when it was immediately known that it was? >> i would say that we described the attack, i described the attack the next morning, the president called it an act of terror. as you read in the classified and unclassified version, there were a lot of questions abo
john kerry, who testified at his confirmation hearing. today, leon panetta announced the pentagon was ending the ban on women serving in combat. we will have >> what is the best training for a policeman? >> the best training you can get is walking a foot beat. you learn how to develop sources. you'll learn how to leverage relationships in the community. people in the community trust you, they will tell you when things are happening better not yet a crime. you can intervene. i really learned the most in my career from those relationships. >> from high school dropout and single mother to the youngest police chief in washington, d.c., history, more with cathy lanier. >> secretary of state nominee john kerrey appeared at his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee. during this three-hour 15 minute hearing, he spoke about the september benghazi attacks and some of the foreign policy challenges facing the u.s., including iran, afghanistan, and syria. he also talked about the vietnam war after returning from vietnam over 40 years ago, he testified about his exp
to the white house situation room, the national military command center the pentagon and cia op center. having worked as a watch center in the information that has a threat to the safety of citizens overseas is passed through other agencies mentioned above. if it is of significant message concerning american interest is received, it is the watch officers, to ensure that these other agencies are informed. he goes on there are many other questions that need to be answered and i would present these questions on his behalf. first and foremost was going on at the office of the department in washington while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> well, we can certainly give you greater detail, but the center as you have described, you know it is the place communications goes in and out. they were receiving calls, they were deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own but to help us acquire information so that we can respond in real time. >> in seven hours, goodness gracious there should have the response. why did labeling the attack as terrorism immediately know
to the pentagon, kerry to the state department and is lew as chief of staff. andrea mitchell, back outside. >> as people are leaving here, those nominations are pretty much expected to go through. of course, chuck hagel has been the most controversial. but this is really a cabinet and our friends doris kearns goodwin, of course, really has written so eloquently about the team of rivals approach of the first obama cabinet and the parallels, of course, to abraham lincoln. we think so much about lincoln today. we think about martin luther king jr. today and the all of the echos of equal rights that came through in the speech. but this is going to be a cabinet not of rivals, but of friends and colleagues, of very close colleagues and we see what we are expecting next, of course, janice mcdonough to be chief of staff. i think the president has a comfort level with these people and the question will be whether he listens to outside voices. he says he has huge challenges, but i thought that the tone of this speech was, aside from the policy prescriptions, much more eloquent than i had expected, f
issues, particularly gay rights, were settled during his first term, when at the pentagon and throughout all military service, "don't ask, don't tell" was ended under his watch and he embraced formally for the first time gay marriage across the country. what arguments are to be settled for fought for in the future? climate change, immigration and tax reform among others. the president did at one point in his speech say there are some parts of government that need to be reformed, but our usefulness of one small olive branch to republicans. but we are not a nation of takers and the fundamental foundations of the great society, medicare, medicaid and social security will be preserved under his watch and the encroachments republicans would like to make on those programs from the president's perspective in the name of deficit reduction will be, if not repelled, at least resisted. scott? >> major, thank you very much. this is the crowd in washington, d.c., live, as they begin to wander away from the national mall, after witnessing american history firsthand. during the president's first inaugu
was a sergeant, whom he believes comes at the pentagon from the view of the bottom of the ladder, not at the top of the ladder. and so i think you're going to have some real issues. >> general stanley mcchrystal wrote about that actually in his new book. he talked about the deficit of trust they had early on in the administration. let's go back to wolf, who is waiting down by the white house, down by the parade grounds. wolf? >> you can see the presidential limo, anderson, just beginning to move slowly. you see the secret service van right behind that presidential limo there. obviously very tight security. the vice president is there, and the president and the first lady. they are being accompanied by what is initially called the presidential escort. these are the parades, performing groups organized into five division, each led by one branch of the u.s. armed forces, the army, the marine corps, the navy and the air force and yes, the coast guard as well, even though the coast guard is part of the department of homeland security, not a part of the department of defense. it is one of the five bra
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